How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » June 7th, 2012, 10:31 pm

Only time you get a bad taste with charcoal is when it is not being burned completely or if you use lighter fluid. If it is burned properly it is thin blue smoke. I only use it to start with and use wood the rest of the time. Some of the best Q have ever had/cooked was cooked over charcoal!

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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by The Czar » June 8th, 2012, 7:30 am

you said LIGHTER FLUID...... =))


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by alleyrat58 » June 8th, 2012, 9:01 am

No funny taste here other than what Frank explained. I personally use Kingsford because it seems to work best in my cooker, but I like the flavor of lump better. It also burns hotter. If you buy lump, buy a good quality lump. I always hate cleaning out my firebox to find nails, ceramics, other misc garbage that was burned when they made it. :wtf:


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Fiveflat » December 4th, 2012, 12:55 pm

Frank, would you please share the design of this smoker? It has a very similar design to my idea I have for mine. I'm curious about that vertical cooker and wheel particularly.
Do you have a link to a build thread on this one?



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » December 4th, 2012, 7:50 pm

Sure, here ya go!
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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by The Czar » December 4th, 2012, 7:56 pm

:o ....oh no trade secret!!!! =))


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » December 4th, 2012, 8:00 pm

=)) =))
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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Fiveflat » December 4th, 2012, 8:50 pm

haha, dcman! I think you saw my design I have in mind. not far from this same design!



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by jaybird302 » June 21st, 2013, 9:54 am

Frank_Cox wrote:Although there are many ways, here is the way that I do it...

Hey Frank, Is the link to the video still good? I can't see it to click on it. It may have something to do with the fact that I'm looking at this on my work computer and us not having access to streaming websites. Also, I can't even find this thread on the mobile app... I'll try and check it out at home and see if I can get to it on my mac... Thanks


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by jaybird302 » June 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am

Ok, well I found it... It's the network here at my shop, they've blocked all the fun stuff... :headwall:


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by captbo » October 8th, 2014, 10:01 am

Forgive me if this has been addressed , I would need a fanily size smoker 90% of the time, is it possible to build a larger unit say to handle food up to 100 guests and baffle it off for light duty?,



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Big T » October 8th, 2014, 7:50 pm

You could build an RF with a warming cabinet and have a baffle from the FB to the WC so you could just cook in the WC or in the whole CC if you need to. I would build 2 smokers, a large one and a small one for the family cooking. jm2cw


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Rodcrafter » October 10th, 2014, 7:07 am

:yth:


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Puff » October 10th, 2014, 5:25 pm

I'm going on my 3rd smoker this weekend. The first two turned out to be quite big and not really family size. On the other hand, with the 275 oil tank smoker, 3 logs and a small bed of charcoal keeps the smoker running wonderfully and I've literally cooked only 1 chicken and then also cooked 31 slabs of ribs with not a spare inch left....so other than the fact it is huge and not outside the patio door, it really accommodates both needs.

This third smoker will finally be smaller but it's still 80 gallons. Just something to think about


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Thane2015 » June 13th, 2016, 8:15 pm

just wondering but on a 120gal lp tank how many racks of ribs would you guess could fit?



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Scooter1 » September 26th, 2016, 4:44 am

Ok i have A question. By the pit calculator, it says that i need a 10 1/4 inch half moon opening from fire box to chamber. So is that how wide or.how tall it needs to be



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Post by Squiggle » September 26th, 2016, 4:54 am

Check the throat calc in Pete Mazz's sig line, it will sort out the right height, or he will pop along any minute & figure it out for ya. :beer:


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Post by Rodcrafter » September 26th, 2016, 6:34 am

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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by pr0wlunwoof » March 16th, 2017, 7:58 am

I have been reading on how to make your own charcoal using a 50 gallon outer barrel and a 30 gallon inner barrel. Have any of you done this before and what kind of results do you get when doing long cooks with homemade lump charcoal?



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Higee » August 4th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Thank you for this. It was useful



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